State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) offered the following statement after the Illinois' Senate Democrat majority voted to pass a watered down workers’ compensation bill on Friday, May 26.
"In the last several weeks I had felt hopeful as we made what seemed to be real progress toward real solutions. Unfortunately, this week, it looks like our colleagues on the other side of the aisle aren’t interested in working toward real, meaningful reforms anymore,” said Brady. “Our workers’ compensation costs are among the highest in the nation, placing undue burden on job-creators and stifling job-growth.
“Today, instead of passing meaningful reforms to correct this, the Democrat majority passed a watered-down workers’ comp bill that some say doesn’t go far enough, while others contend it could make the problem worse! We have got to get serious about passing real reforms that actually help create jobs, and grow our economy.”